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Black Studies - Archives at Other Institutions

Archival holdings at other institutions

Important resources documenting the histories and contributions of Black individuals, organizations, and communities are available at archives across Canada. Rich analog (hard copy) and digital collections that shed light on Black lives and experiences across Canada can be found at national and provincial archives; in the collections of university archives and libraries; and at museums, as well as within communities and community archives.

The following list is not exhaustive but serves as a starting point for research into Black History in Canada.

Central Canada

Atlantic Provinces

  • Atlantic Canada Virtual Archive: Collection on Black Loyalists in New Brunswick, 1783-1854 - A collection of petitions for land grants submitted by Black Loyalists, with accompanying biographies and resources about Black Loyalists, archived by University of New Brunswick Libraries Project Preservation.


  • Provincial archives of Saskatchewan: Fonds and collections on Black Canadians and Black Saskatchewanians - Archival fonds and collections that contain material related to Black History in Canada, or Saskatchewan specificially.

West Coast

Northern Canada

Canadian National archives

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